A fine art flower photograph in black & white, featuring the silky soft fruits of a dandelion flower up close against a dark background.

Gruyères, Fribourg, Switzerland
April, 2020

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Camera and lens

Nikon AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR


ƒ/4.5, 1/1250s, ISO 200 and 105mm

Size original

6765 x 4510 pixels



Flower photographs are not only beautiful in colour. Hopefully, this close-up photograph of the fruits of a dandelion flower proves that. A shallow depth of field makes the dandelion fruits fade out against the dark background. The photo has a lovely dreamy look and a silky feel as a result. Also, it strengthens the silky soft character of the fruits. The title “Silky Soft” seemed quite suitable for this fine art flower photograph in black & white.

An alternative name of the dandelion flower is taraxacum. It is a very common yellow spring flower. The head of the flower matures into spherical seed heads, sometimes called blowballs or clocks, consisting of many single-seeded dandelion fruits called achenes. Each achene is attached to a pappus of fine hair-like material. This enables dispersal over long distances, aided by the wind.

Please visit our Nature’s Detail photography portfolio for more photographs featuring the details found in nature. Alternatively, check out our Flower Power photography theme. This theme solely features fine art flower photography, both in colour and black & white. To close, consider visiting our Black & White photography portfolio to see more fine art photographs in black & white like this one featuring the fruits of a dandelion flower.